Artist and horticulturist Norman Rabins grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied horticulture at the Cape Technikon in Cape Town, SA and farming in Israel. He also studied metal work under the tutelage of his late father, artist Monty Rabins, known in South Africa for his copper masks and murals. The splendor, diversity and dramatic range of color found in the Cape Fynbos region of his native country and the vibrancy and imagination of African Folk have had great influence on Norman’s work.
Norman worked at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City for four years as Head Gardener for the day lily, peony and iris collections before moving his family to North Carolina. They currently reside in North Raleigh.
Cape Technikon, Cape Town, S.A., National Diploma, Horticulture,1993
South African Nurserymen’s Association Certificate of Competence
Institute of Parks and Recreation Administration
North Carolina Ornamental and Turf Pesticide License
Sustainable Landscape Certificate
Energy Saving Landscape Certificate
Rain Garden Certification
Energy Saving Landscape Seminar
Landscape Design level 3 Seminar
Supervised installations for residential properties in the Triangle area including irrigation systems, masonry, lighting and water features. Design consultant for new and existing clients.
Independent Consultant, Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT) Landscaping, garden design, maintenance and consultant for New York City landscaping firms, private residences, commercial properties, and MTV Real World series set design.
Propagation greenhouse and trial bed areas, supervision of assistant gardeners, students and interns. Managed day lily, peony and iris collections.
Taught third year architectural students on landscape design. Course emphasis on indigenous plant material.
Fruit and cutflower farm. Land management, erection of greenhouses, irrigation systems installation, packing of plants and fruits for market.
From seedlings, to harvest, to market.
Soil preparation of new farm ground, planting, harvesting and packing of vegetable and fruits.
We've beautified lawns, gardens, patios, natural water flows, and more, in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Holly Springs and all surrounding areas. Due to to tough environmental conditions, we work with drought tolerant plants material and conserve natural resources where possible.
We install patios, retaining walls, walkways and other hardscape features to enhance your landscape design and efficiency.
Whether you need help with plant selection, layout, lighting or irrigation systems, we will help bring your vision to life.
We install above and below ground rainwater harvesting systems as well as traditional irrigation systems.
We can bring your landscape or garden to life with custom outdoor lighting.
Garden and flower beds can keep your property looking beautiful and bright when cared for properly.
Sod can help create the perfect outdoor space quickly and efficeintly. We can install a new lawn that is beautiful, feels great, and is durable enough to stand up to foot traffic and play.
We can help clear away leaves, branches, and clutter as well as re-edging and cleaning up your garden and flower beds. Spring and Fall clean ups can be a big job, let us take it off your hands.
Pruning is an important part of every landscaping program. Without proper pruning, your trees and shrubs can suffer.
We're looking forward to working with you!
4909 Wood Valley Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 5:00